Pros: contract pay average, some good people
Cons: see the review. many.
No regard for level of Expertise or skill set of Designers/ Engineers. Call center setting with many distractions. Extremely poor communication between Management and Engineering. Engineers are held in low regard. I was laid off while my Engineering lead was away on business and he learned the news from me.
No GD&T on drawings, all coordinate +/- dimensioning, they do not stack Designs, use large tolerances and design in gaps to avoid interferences.
Very clique-ey, CM runs the show in Engineering Dept. (tail wags the Dog). If you try to make a difference you will be run out.
Directs (all Exempt) are worked OT with regularity, very often 60 hours per week or more with comp time out of the question. One lady was worked 6 straight months 70+ hours per week, developed a contagious illness, and was forced to go home, then had to take PTO while away. Thanks for your extra effort.
This is the only bridge I have ever burned in 30 years, on my own accord. And a good career move!
There are Pros to this story, however. There are a handful of competent Engineers. the shop floor people were very helpful in answering questions to help troubleshoot issues. Some of the Design work was moderately challenging.